Category Archives: Books and Film

Hooray for Carrie Seim’s Horse Girl

In the opening scene of middle-grade novel Horse Girl, Wills earns one of the most essential badges of honor for every budding equestrian—she falls off. Clyde Lee, her not-so trusty...

A Pony Named Miss Fortune

Known for his wit, irreverence, and whip-smart observations on equestrian sport and its participants, three-time Olympian Jim Wofford's writing is as legendary as his performances in the saddle. Now he...

Success Is the Icing on the Cake

It is very easy for those of us who are amateur riders or armchair equestrians to look at those at the top of international competition not just with admiration, but...

Films for the Cowboy In Us All

Many horse lovers have gone through a phase where they knew all the words to Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.”  We pined for square-toed boots, a cowboy hat that...

Ross Poldark Rides a Horse

I don’t know how I managed it, but I missed the Poldark wave when it first hit. Perhaps it’s because I don’t like period pieces and therefore ignored all the...

J is for Justify

Lesley A.J. Bauman’s alphabet book, J is for Justify, looks like what you might expect from a good children’s book. Its brightly colored pages of America’s most influential racehorses, gallop...

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